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Kittanning Care Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Kittanning Care Center's website

120 Kittanning Care Drive,
Kittanning PA 16201

(724) 545-2273

58.58% estimated occupancy 1

Kittanning Care Center is one of just a few facilities in Kittanning, Pennsylvania. With an overall rating of B+, this is a high quality nursing home. This facility truly has plenty going for it. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong profile is its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Hemodialysis
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Pain Management
  • Bariatric Care
  • Optometry
  • Audiology
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this category generally have few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home was given a strong long-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our higher grades in that category with a grade of B+. Facilities that do well in this category tend to provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly is often a life threatening ailment for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a nursing home does not roll the dice on this issue. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The third category we assessed is short-term care. This facility was given a favorable short-term care score, with a B in the category. In determining our short-term care scores, we look at a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This rating is considered to be a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

Turning to our fourth area, this facility was awarded a decent nursing grade. Although this isn't nearly as elite as some of its other scores, this is truly a middle of the pack score. Our nursing score weighs many data points, most of which are based on nursing hours. This place provides only 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a somewhat uninspiring figure which is well below the national average. Lastly, our nursing ratings also consider quality-based metrics, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this place performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is generally a reliable indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses aids to assist its residents.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Kittanning Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Kittanning Care Center, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic is is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who suffer from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an indicator of quality of care.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Kittanning Care Center, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who sustained a fall which caused major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Kittanning Care Center, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to poor nursing care. However, this statistic can also be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Kittanning Care Center, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents who are administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. However, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Kittanning Care Center, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Kittanning Care Center, 3.12% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Kittanning Care Center, 88.22% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Kittanning Care Center, 14.84% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the erosion of a resident's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Kittanning Care Center, 21.64% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Kittanning Care Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical health of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Kittanning Care Center, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Kittanning Care Center, 72.59% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many argue this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Allegheny Valley HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.12 miles away1301 Carlisle St Natrona Heights Pennsylvania 15065Voluntary non-profit - Other(412) 224-5100
  • Indiana Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 19.66 miles away835 Hospital Road Indiana Pennsylvania 15701Voluntary non-profit - Private(724) 357-7000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Ara - Central Kittanning Dialysis Center, LLC5.86 miles awayOne Nolte Drive 700 Medical Arts, Suite 720 Kittanning Pennsylvania 16201CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (724) 543-3151
  • Dci of Parks Bend12.86 miles away1143 Industrial Park Road Vandergrift Pennsylvania 15690Dialysis Stations: 19 (724) 845-3313
  • Davita Allegheny Valley Dialysis18.48 miles away1620 Pacific Avenue Heights Plaza Shopping Center Natrona Heights Pennsylvania 15065Dialysis Stations: 11 (724) 224-4382
  • Dci of Indiana19.81 miles away870 Hospital Road Indiana Pennsylvania 15701CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (724) 465-7010